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[432d] if anything be wanting or be added? Do you not perceive how far images are from possessing the same qualities as the originals which they imitate?

Yes, I do.

Surely, Cratylus, the effect produced by the names upon the things of which they are the names would be ridiculous, if they were to be entirely like them in every respect. For everything would be duplicated, and no one could tell in any case which was the real thing and which the name.

Quite true.

Then do not be faint-hearted, but have the courage to admit that one name may be correctly and another incorrectly given;

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